A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Wed. June 3: Gender Institute Dissertation Workshop Summer Session Begins



B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Wed. July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

C. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. Research Study Call for Participants: Graduate Students of Color in Stem

2. Tue. September 29 - Wed. September 30, 2015: Re-Gender Annual Summit


D. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Various Deadlines: Funders for LGBTQ Issues

3. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards








1. Wed. June 3: Gender Institute Dissertation Workshop Summer Session Begins 
June 3 - July 1 - Dissertation Writing Workshop, Summer Session I
July 8 - August 12 - Dissertation Writing Workshop, Summer Session II
Workshops will be held in the Gender Institute, 207 UB Commons, North Campus.

The Gender Institute will host a summer session dissertation-writing workshop from June 3 until August 12. The first session will be taking place for five weeks (June 3 - July 1) and the second one for six weeks (July 8 - August 12). You are welcome to join us for the first, second, or both sessions.

Meeting once per week each Wednesday, these writing workshops aim to provide a structure and incentive for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations on topics related to women and/or gender to make steady, demonstrable progress by meeting every week to write, to discuss their work, and to report on their progress.

For each workshop, we will write for two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a discussion and lunch period (light lunch will be provided by the Gender Institute). Participation is free and open to writers from any discipline across all UB campuses. As space is limited, registration is required.

Please email Ana Grujić at anagruji@buffalo.edu to reserve your space.

Visit our website, at genderin.buffalo.edu, for a description, photo, and testimonials from previous dissertation workshops.

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1. Deadline: July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce our fall 2015 symposium on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Featured Speakers include:

* Jill Lepore, The David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” (sponsored by the Humanities Festival).

* Gabrielle Esperdy, Assoc. Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, whose innovative work reclaims "the architectress as an architectural heroine" (sponsored by the American Institute of Architects).

* Dorota Koczanowicz, Professor of Artistic Culture, University of Wroclaw, on Polish artist Elzbieta Jablonska's portraits of mothers as superwomen. * and many other illustrious scholars.

We welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations from any scholarly discipline or approach related to the theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

*historical and mythical significance of female rulers (e.g., Cleopatra, Elizabeth, Indira Ghandi)
* women activists (e.g., Angela Davis, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Audre Lorde, Gloria Steinem)
* women criminals (femmes fatales, serial killers, Thelma and Louise) as gender outlaws
* mythological archetypes and their meanings (e.g., Amazons, goddesses)
* popular culture, post-feminism, and patriarchy: framing power and myths of modern wonder women
* “Super Heroes Wear Diapers”: costumes and power; clothes and professional success
* "starchitects" / architects and notions of genius
* doctors/nurses as superheroes
* ideologies, symbolism, and cults of teachers as super heroes
* medicine and the production of "enhanced" bodies / superhumans
* gender, power, justice, vengeance
* Buffy, Harry Potter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: innovation or new riffs on old themes?
* gender, sexuality, race, and nation in comic book franchises
* superheroes and the romanticization of violence and militarization

Please submit your proposal (200-250 words) and a short cv to the Planning Committee at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

At the bottom of your proposal, please describe your audiovisual equipment needs, if any.

For the full details, please go to: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/genderweek.shtml


2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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1. Research Study Call for Participants: Graduate Students of Color in Stem

You are invited to participate in an interview for a research study on Black and Latino graduate students in STEM fields. The goal of the study is to gather information about the experiences that led you to decide to attend graduate school, and your current experiences in your graduate program.

The interview will take about an hour, and you will be compensated $10 for participating.

In order to participate you must:

1. Be a graduate student in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field

2. Self-identify as Black/African American or Latino/Hispanic

3. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

4. Be willing to share your experiences

For more information, please contact: Nancy Campos, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Culture, Policy and Society, ncampos@buffalo.edu


2. Tue. September 29 - Wed. September 30, 2015: Re-Gender Annual Summit
Through a Gender Lens: Precarity, Sexual Violence & the South
Atlanta, Georgia

In collaboration with Agnes Scott College & Center for Civil and Human Rights We invite researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners to explore what it means to use an intersectional gender lens, especially when working on issues related to precarity and sexual violence. The Summit will highlight projects and initiatives on these topics to facilitate increased collaboration between regional and national work. The Summit will also include a spotlight on the South.

Fee: $90 (discounts available), for more information: http://regender.org/2015AnnualSummit

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1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship


2. Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Deadline: Various

Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.

More information: http://www.lgbtfunders.org/seekers/community.cfm


3. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop



ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT: If you are organizing an event related to women and/or gender that you would like the Gender Institute to help publicize, please send an email with the following information to Becky Burke (rburke2@buffalo.edu).

Date & Time of Event
Title of Event
Speaker Name & Info 
Link for Web Listing
Email of Contact Person
Images (if available)

Event listings will be updated once a week and we would appreciate receiving event information as far in advance as possible.